Vestiges of Lands End

colored map of Lands End with illustrations for different regions

Vestiges of Lands End is a digital guidebook that will guide you through the history of different geographic regions of Lands End. Photos will highlight important structures, stories, landscapes, events, people, artifacts and geology that make up each area’s interesting past.

A "vestige" is defined as a mark, trace, or visible evidence of something that is no longer present or in existence. Vestiges of the rich history of Lands End are scattered throughout the windswept landscape and dramatic coastline that defines its boundaries. These traces of the past manifest themselves in a variety of forms ranging in scale from large, prominent landmarks, buildings, and natural phenomena to hidden or widely unknown artifacts, abandoned pathways, recycled materials and untold stories.

Follow the links below to learn more detailed, historic and fun information about each individual region:


To learn more about Lands End and how to plan your trip there, please visit the Lands End Plan Your Visit page.

To learn more about Golden Gate's history and some of the park's fascinating people and history, please visit the History & Culture page.

For additional research information on Lands End, please visit the Vestiges of Lands End Resources page.

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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